AGE / VALUE:   Clueless newbie posted by: JT on 4/18/2005 at 6:50:46 PM
Picked up an old bike at an estate sale for 3 bucks. Schwinn plate on the front, with nubers where the back weel is bolted on AND different ones under the crank. They don't seem to match anything on the Schwinn serial number list I'm starting to wonder if this is an actual Schwinn. Anway, the numbers on the rear are: 184706
The numbers under the crank are: 6 15 (there is a little space between the 6 and the 15. The color is sort of a yellowish gray, but there are traces of green in the seams and under the posts. I can't tell if the grey or the green is the original color. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

JT
Mesquite, TX
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Clueless newbie posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 4/18/2005 at 10:40:40 PM
Greetings JT and welcome to the fold!

Sounds like you may be on your way to acquiring what I call O BAD! (Olde Bicycle Acquisition Disorder)

Anyhow... anything else on this velocipede that would indicate what it is? A name perhaps on the chainguard? What size tyres / wheels, what type of frame, seat, etc.? Gearing? Brakes?

Good luck with the "new" machine. Fer 3 bucks... ya just can't go wrong!

Regards.

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Clueless newbie posted by Rod on 7/13/2005 at 8:49:38 PM
Definitely not a Schwinn because I don't recall ever seeing serial #'s on the bottom crank of any Schwinn, but as far as finding out the original color, disassemble either the crank or headtube area.
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AGE / VALUE:   Newbie seat question posted by: Tom Brown on 4/18/2005 at 12:29:36 AM
Hi folks, new to the board. I picked up this seat pictured and was wondering if I can get some info regarding year it was made and what models it went to. I got lucky finding it and I hope to get even luckier in finding the the rest of it. Thanks in advance for any help. TOM/RI


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Newbie seat question posted by Tom Brown on 4/18/2005 at 12:37:39 AM
Sorry the link didn't work. I'll post it in the message so you can copy and paste. TOM/RI
http://home.earthlink.net/'tmbrown6561/Schwinn1.jpg
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MISC:   Looking for info posted by: Bill on 4/16/2005 at 9:42:46 PM
Hi everyone, I'm just looking for some info on a chopper style bike from the late '60's early 70's. I don't remember what it was called, or who made it, but it used to be advertised in comic books, and the ad itself was done as a comicbook story with a bunch of kids helping the town mayor by using these bikes to escort him in a parade. If I remember right, the bike had the same basic styling as the raleigh Chopper, but the handlebars ran straight up & down without any curving at the ends at all. I'm hoping to find the name of the bike, manufacturer and possibly a website with pics & more info. Can anyone here help?

Thanks,
Bill
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AGE / VALUE:   occ chopper bicycles posted by: K LYONS on 4/16/2005 at 8:41:26 PM
HAS ANYONE SEEN THE OCC CHOPPER BICYCLES,NOT THE STINGRAYS ?I CAME UPON A COUPLE ON E BAY THE OTHER DAY.IT WAS BLUE,WITH A LONG TANK GUSSET ALL THE WAY TO THE SEATPOST.AN OCC TAG ON THE HEADTUBE.THE SWINGARM WAS DESIGNED TO LOOK LIKE PIPES.IT HAS 20X 3 INCH FRONT AND BACK WHEELS.ITS PRETTY MUCH LIKE THE HUFFY JESSE JAMES BIKE,AND IM GONNA GUESS ITS ABOUT THE SAME PRICE RANGE OF AROUND 200.I LIVE IN THE BOSTON AREA THERE IS A SHOP HERE THAT HAS TWO 2004 PEAPICKERS,AND FOUR 2004 RALIEGH CHOPPERS.THER ARE TWO BLACK ONES A PURPLE ONE AND AN ORANGE ONE .THE PEA PICKERS GO FOR 350.,AND THE CHOPPERS ARE ALSO 350. THE PEA PICKERS ARE PRETTY COOL,THE CHOPPERS ARE ALRIGHT KIND OF SLOPPY LOOKING,AND THEY CHANGED THE SEAT TO TWO PIECES,HOWEVER I STILL WANT ONE.
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Stingray posted by: Candy on 4/16/2005 at 7:47:28 PM
Hey there.I just picked up a Schwinn Stingray along with 3 low-end modern mountain bikes with duct taped sign saying FREE. Anyway, friend says it looks like a 64 model, but what I can make of the sn does not show up on the schwinn sn list. I had hubby look at it and he gets the same number: Can you help? Pic attached. I'm very new to the vintage bike world, but have been a cyclist for 4-5 years. I'm on the hunt for the perfect balloon tire cruiser, but in the meantime having fun searching the swap meet for any worthwhile finds. Thanks!


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Stingray posted by Candy on 4/16/2005 at 8:14:06 PM
Sorry, forgot to post sn: A3625?? Definitely only one alpha with A362 being easy to read. Bike may have been white at one time, hard to tell, but appears to have all the original stuff on it.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Schwinn Stingray posted by mike on 4/16/2005 at 9:38:05 PM
can you send me a pic of the bike
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Stingray posted by kim on 4/21/2005 at 12:06:04 PM
Lets see if this works..


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Stingray posted by Rod on 8/15/2005 at 4:00:18 PM
Although A3 dates your frame to January 1963, colorwise Sky Blue, as is the official color name of your Stingray, wasn't a standard color until 1964, and white was only available in 1976 as a Bicentennial model w/ decals; otherwise you have an original milestone.
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